We are an international employment practice advising on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious issues across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

We advise on cross–border and domestic “bet the company” employment matters, disputes and transactions. Our lawyers provide domestic and cross-border advice on a wide range of employment issues including Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation, terms of employment, executive remuneration and Board reorganisations, complex corporate transactions, and collective matters involving trade unions and works councils.

“The HSF employment lawyers are like an extended part of our team. Clients can call them, quickly update them on an issue and instantly they are working on it with us. They don’t feel like external advisors – except in the quality of their advice and deep expertise – but we feel like they are in it with us. This frictionless advice and support in assessing risk and decision-making, as well as accessing additional capability is priceless. The advice I can probably find in other places, the teamwork and absence of friction – that’s why I choose… the HSF employment law team.”’ Client Feedback, Legal 500, 2020

“You can pick up the phone and really just go through the challenges and issues you have, come up with a plan and you are not sitting there constantly worrying about the bill that is coming.” Client Feedback, Chambers and Partners, 2019


Global

Alison Brown
Alison Brown
Executive Partner (West), Pensions, London
+44 20 7466 2427

Regional Heads

Steve Bell
Steve Bell
Regional Head of Practice EPI (APAC), Employment, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1236
Emma Rohsler
Emma Rohsler
Regional Head of Practice EPI (EMEA), Employment, Paris
+33 1 53 57 72 35
Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Regional Head of Practice EPI (UK), Pensions, London
+44 20 7466 2249

UK

London

To keep up to date with key UK pension developments, see our pensions blog.

Andrew Taggart
Andrew Taggart
Partner, Head of UK Employment, London
+44 20 7466 2434
Tim Leaver
Tim Leaver
Partner, Employment, London
+44 20 7466 2305
Christine Young
Christine Young
Partner, Employment, London
+44 20 7466 2845
Peter Frost
Peter Frost
Consultant, Employment, London
+44 20 7466 2325
Alison Brown
Alison Brown
Executive Partner (West), Pensions, London
+44 20 7466 2427
Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Regional Head of Practice EPI (UK), Pensions, London
+44 20 7466 2249
Rachel Pinto
Rachel Pinto
Partner, Pensions, London
+44 20 7466 2638
Michael Aherne
Michael Aherne
Partner, Pensions, London
+44 20 7466 7527
Paul Ellerman
Paul Ellerman
Partner, Remuneration and Incentives, London
+44 20 7466 2728
Mark Ife
Mark Ife
Partner, Remuneration and Incentives, London
+44 20 7466 2133
Howard Watson
Howard Watson
Partner, Dispute Resolution, London
+44 20 7466 2088

EMEA

Paris
Emma Rohsler
Emma Rohsler
Partner, Regional Head of Practice EPI (EMEA), Employment, Paris
+33 1 53 57 72 35
Sophie Brezin
Sophie Brezin
Partner, Employment, Paris
+33 1 53 57 70 89

Frankfurt
Moritz Kunz
Moritz Kunz
Partner, Employment, Frankfurt
+49 69 2222 82501
Dr Tobias Brinkmann
Dr Tobias Brinkmann
Counsel, Employment, Frankfurt
+49 69 2222 82505

Madrid
Jose Ignacio Jimenez-Poyato
Jose Ignacio Jimenez-Poyato
Consultant, Head of EPI, Madrid
+34 91 423 4019

Dubai
Benjamin Hopps
Benjamin Hopps
Of Counsel, Head of Employment Middle East, Dubai
+971 4 428 6369
Stuart Paterson
Stuart Paterson
Partner, Dispute Resolution, Dubai
+971 4 428 6308

Africa

Emma Rohsler
Emma Rohsler
Regional Head of Practice EPI (EMEA), Employment, Paris
+33 1 53 57 72 35

Johannesburg
Jacqui Reed
Jacqui Reed
Senior Associate, Employment, Johannesburg
+27 10 500 2600

Asia

Singapore
Fatim Jumabhoy
Fatim Jumabhoy
Partner, Asia Head of Employment, Pensions & Incentives
+65 686 89822
Rebecca Lim
Rebecca Lim
Senior Associate, Employment, Singapore
+65 686 88063

Bangkok
Warathorn Wongsawangsiri
Warathorn Wongsawangsiri
Partner, Bangkok
+66 2 8573828

Hong Kong
Gareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas
Partner, Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong
+852 2101 4025
Tess Lumsdaine
Tess Lumsdaine
Senior Associate, Employment, Hong Kong
+852 2101 4122

Mainland China
Nanda Lau
Nanda Lau
Partner, Corporate, Shanghai
+86 21 23222117
Gillian Miao
Gillian Miao
Counsel, Employment, Kewei
+86 21 23222325

Jakarta
Narendra Adiyasa
Narendra Adiyasa
Partner, Dispute Resolution, Jakarta
+62 21 3973 6108

Seoul
Mike McClure
Mike McClure
Head of Dispute Resolution, Seoul
+82 2 6321 5701

Tokyo
David Gilmore
David Gilmore
Managing Partner, Dispute Resolution, Tokyo
+81 3 5412 5415

Kuala Lumpur
Peter Godwin
Peter Godwin
Partner, Dispute Resolution, Kuala Lumpur
+60 3 2777 5104

Australia

Sydney
Miles Bastick
Miles Bastick
Partner, Employment, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5722
Michael Gonski
Michael Gonski
Partner, Employment, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5083
Drew Pearson
Drew Pearson
Partner, Employment, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5492
Shivchand Jhinku
Shivchand Jhinku
Partner, Employment, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5228
Michael Vrisakis
Michael Vrisakis
Partner, Superannuation, Sydney
+61 2 9322 4411
Quentin Digby
Quentin Digby
Partner, Board and Executive Solutions, Sydney
+61 2 9322 4470
Nerida Jessup
Nerida Jessup
Special Counsel, Employment, Sydney
+61 2 9322 4732

Melbourne
Steve Bell
Steve Bell
Regional Head of Practice EPI (APAC), Employment, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1236
Nicholas Ogilvie
Nicholas Ogilvie
Partner, Employment, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1380
Anthony Wood
Anthony Wood
Partner, Employment, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1544
Rohan Doyle
Rohan Doyle
Partner, Employment, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1099
Natalie Gaspar
Natalie Gaspar
Partner, Employment, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1091
Priscilla Bryans
Priscilla Bryans
Partner, Board and Executive Solutions, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1779
Carolyn Pugsley
Carolyn Pugsley
Partner, Board and Executive Solutions, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1058
Dean Farrant
Dean Farrant
Special Counsel, Employment, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1172
Catherine Pase
Catherine Pase
Special Counsel, Employment, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1668
Julie Marotta
Julie Marotta
Special Counsel, Employment, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1470

Brisbane
Michael Coonan
Michael Coonan
Partner, Employment, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6645
Kirsty Faichen
Kirsty Faichen
Partner, Employment, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6492
Aaron Anderson
Aaron Anderson
Partner, Safety, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6528
Wendy Fauvel
Wendy Fauvel
Executive Counsel, Employment, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6388

Perth
Anna Creegan
Anna Creegan
Partner, Employment, Perth
+61 8 9211 7135
Russell Allen
Russell Allen
Consultant, Employment, Perth
+61 8 9211 7838
Rachel Dawson
Rachel Dawson
Executive Counsel, Employment, Perth
+61 8 9211 7569
Olga Klimczak
Olga Klimczak
Consultant, Employment, Perth
+61 8 9211 7624

The Americas

New York
Barbara Roth
Barbara Roth
Partner, Employment, New York
+1 917 542 7858
Scott Balber
Scott Balber
Partner, Dispute Resolution, New York
+1 917 542 7810
Tyler Hendry
Tyler Hendry
Senior Associate, Employment, New York
+1 917 542 7866